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Union welcomes prosecution in the Masala case

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The guilty plea from two managers of the popular Indian restaurant chain Masala will act as a warning to other unscrupulous managers, says Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) co-ordinator Dennis Maga.

“UNEMIG commends the Labour Inspectorate’s work in bringing charges against the two managers. This is a warning for other unscrupulous employers.”

Warehouse workers still striking after low wage offer

Date of Release: 
Friday, September 4, 2015

After strikes at the Warehouse Manukau, Blenheim and New Lynn, workers at the Warehouse Rotorua will walk off the job at 12pm today says FIRST Union organiser Dennis Maga.

Bunnings workers vote for strike action

Date of Release: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Workers at Bunnings Mount Maunganui are walking off the job at 1pm today after learning that the company is proposing a change which will remove the right to determine their start and finish times, says FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay.

“While most companies are scrambling to remove this sort of insecure work model, Bunnings is taking off in the other direction.”

Retail workers’ union unconvinced with government’s Easter trading proposals

Date of Release: 
Monday, August 24, 2015

The government’s plan to allow local authorities to determine whether shops and garden centres can open on Easter Sunday just shifts the problem to a different decision-maker, says FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay.

“The Minister’s promise that the law will give workers the choice to accept or decline work without reason is hollow.”

“The same promise was made when Sunday trading was introduced, but it never came to anything,” says Gay. 

Marsden Point oil refinery announces spectacular half-year result amid low wage offer

Date of Release: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015

While the New Zealand Refining Company Limited posts a spectacular half-year profit, a union representing workers at the site is questioning whether a proposed 0.5% pay rise is all the company can afford.

“Despite announcing a healthy half-year result, the Marsden Point bargaining team is only offering workers a miserly 0.5 percent pay rise,” says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott.

Industrial unrest spreads as Warehouse workers reject wage offer

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Workers at the Warehouse Blenheim to strike after 30 cent wage offer
  • This follows a strike at the Warehouse Manukau on Thursday
  • More stores across the country to follow

Striking workers at the Warehouse Blenheim are calling on the company to live up to its own rhetoric and pay a decent wage, says FIRST Union organiser Dennis Maga.

Record turnout at Gisborne union meeting as workers commit to action

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Workers sign a petition calling on Anne Tolley to oppose the Health and Safety Reform Bill
  • Workers commit to opposing the TPPA at Heipipi Park at 4.30pm today

After record turnout at an annual FIRST Union meeting, workers are making commitments to take action on several fronts says FIRST Union organiser Colleen Ryan.

After Blenheim, workers at the Warehouse New Lynn vote for strike action

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In a strike ballot held at 3pm today, workers at the Warehouse New Lynn have voted for strike action.

Workers will hit the picket line at approximately 3.30pm.

This follows strike action at the Warehouse Blenheim at midday today and the Warehouse Manukau last Thursday.

Further strikes are expected in the coming weeks. 

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